Portia de Rossi and Elle DeGeneres grabbed dinner at Craig's in West Hollywood, with Portia looking fashion forward in this Christopher Kane black leather rope top ($1,720). She paired her unique top with equally different loose-fitting white trousers and nude pointy pumps. If you've got money to spare, add Portia's exact top to your closet to give you that instant funky flair. Or, tie a black leather belt, like this one from Cusp ($64), around your high-neck black top to get the look for less. Finish off with these white trousers from Yoox ($158) and nude pumps to get Portia's latest look.
There are some things we just can't give up despite the season — leather being high up on the "please never leave our closet" list. Real or faux, a well-executed leather top or pleated skirt can instantly transform your look from subdued to slick and sophisticated. Look to our stylish A-list set for Summer-minded proof that this staple can be worn in much warmer temps. Ashlee Simpson offset her fiery red leather Alice + Olivia shorts with a semisheer blouse, Olivia Palermo put a refined spin on the luxe material via a black Christian Dior peplum top and navy skirt, and Jessica Biel showed off the perfect way to wear your white pencil skirt to the office. No need to rework your leather pieces; we've got seven days' worth of star-studded styling inspiration to get you through your nine-to-five and right into Saturday night's festivities.
Over the weekend, Emma Stone and her Amazing Spider-Man costars promoted their flick in NYC, and we can't get enough of the ensemble Emma chose because it's simple yet eye-catching at the same time. Up top, the actress sported this J Brand black leather top ($398, originally $795), while on the bottom, she wore these Rag & Bone white skinny jeans with holes ($198). Then the only accessory she added to the mix are Christian Louboutin's transparent cap-toe pumps in red — here is the black version ($559). Emma's fashion-forward look is super easy to re-create. Just throw on your white skinny jeans — it need not have holes — with a black leather top or jacket — this Theory leather peplum top ($555) is fab, too. Then finish with a pair of bright pumps in your favorite color.
Celebs are frequently spotted in leather jackets and leather pants, but we particularly love how these six celebs freshened the trend by working leather tops into their wardrobe. Nicole Richie recently doubled up on leather by pairing a laser-cut Winter Kate top with matching Helmut Lang pants, while Minka Kelly roughed up her floral Dolce & Gabbana denim via a cropped leather J Brand top. Leather tops — real or faux — are quickly becoming a staple in every A-lister's closet, and they should be in yours too, so shop our picks to find the style that best suits you.